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    Cool Seagate Baracuda or Maxtor D740X on a ATA100 system?

    I have a Epox 8KHA+ and was wondering which would run faster on this board seeing as it has ATA100, the Maxtor D740X ATA133 or Seagate Baracuda IV?

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    My seagate barracuda is serving me quite well .............. i also have 2 medalists in the old rig with a maxtor .

    Both drives offer very good performance , the Maxtor may have a very slight edge but all 7200 rpm drive from the big 4 makers give almost identical good performance. Except probably the large cache western digital drives which are the best drives right now.

    maxtor has ATA 133 which is only slightly faster than 100 ( u have 100 anyway ) and there is the much renowned quiet fluid bearing model . But my seagate has a sinilar feature and is the quietest drive I've ever been near to .

    I'd say it's still a toss up ........... on a non ata 133 system I'd get a seagete if I can't afford a big cache WD .
    1/Asus P6T SE,Core i7 920 ( H2O ),ATI Radeon 5870 ( H2O ),OCZ Reaper 6 GB,OCZ Z 1000W modular ps,Seagate 7200.8 250 x2,WD Caviar Black 1TB,Nec AD-7170A,LG GGC Asus USB3.0 and SATA 6g cardBlu-ray/HD DVD drive and burner,Modified Koolance Tower , Swiftech GTZ, Koolance chipset and memory blocks, Modified Maze4 GPU cooler,Vista Ultimate 64
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    Ps : interesting sig .
    1/Asus P6T SE,Core i7 920 ( H2O ),ATI Radeon 5870 ( H2O ),OCZ Reaper 6 GB,OCZ Z 1000W modular ps,Seagate 7200.8 250 x2,WD Caviar Black 1TB,Nec AD-7170A,LG GGC Asus USB3.0 and SATA 6g cardBlu-ray/HD DVD drive and burner,Modified Koolance Tower , Swiftech GTZ, Koolance chipset and memory blocks, Modified Maze4 GPU cooler,Vista Ultimate 64
    2/Sony Vaio SR590,Core 2 Duo P7450, ATI 4570m, 4GB DDR2, Win 7 64bit, Crucial M4
    3/PS3 80 GB and 160 GB
    Intermittent FOLDING: system 1, ATI 5870 and PS3 for Team 32
    " Fear of GOD is the beginning of wisdom "
    "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our GOD shall stand forever."

    Fold for Team 32

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